Calycopis gizela

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Thecla gizela ♂, from original description.


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Eumaeini
Subtribus: Calycopidina
Genus: Calycopis
Species: Calycopis gizela


Calycopis gizela (Hewitson, [1877]).

Type locality: Bolivia.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH No.266910, images.


  • Thecla gizela Hewitson, [1877]: 197, pl.78, figs 633,634.
  • Thecla geminata Draudt, 1920: 796, fig.158b. Bolivia, Rio Songo. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 129.
  • Terminospinissima gizela (Hewitson); Johnson, 1991: 21; Bridges, 1994: VIII.193.
  • Calycopis gizela (Schaus); Lamas, 2004: 129; Duarte & Robbins, 2010: 61.


  • Bridges, C.A. 1994. Catalogue of the Family-Group, Genus-Group and Species-Group Names of the Riodinidae & Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of the World. Bridges, Urbana, Illinois. BHL Reference page
  • Draudt, M.W.K. 1917-1924. Die amerikanischen Tagfalter. Lycaenidae and Grypocera. in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5: 744–999. BHL text, Plates. Reference page
  • Druce, H.H. 1907. On Neotropical Lycaenidae with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the zoological Society of London 1907(3): 566–632. pls 31-36. BHL. Reference page
  • Duarte, M. & Robbins, R., 2010. Description and phylogenetic analysis of the Calycopidina (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclinae, Eumaeini): a subtribe of detritivores. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 54(1): 45–65. pdf. Reference page
  • Johnson, K., 1991. Neotropical Hairstreak Butterflies: Genera of the "Calycopis/Calystryma Grade" of Eumaeini (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclinae) and their Diagnostics. Reports of the Museum of Natural History, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 21: 127 pp. PDF Reference page
  • Lamas, G. 2004. Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol. 5A. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439p. Reference page